Sex

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See also: sex, SEX, sex-, and Sex.

German

Etymology

From English sex.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛks/ (commonly)
  • IPA(key): /zɛks/ (prescriptive standard, but virtually non-existent in practice)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: sechs (only according to prescribed pronunciation)

Noun

Sex m (genitive Sex or Sexes, no plural)

  1. sex (sexual intercourse)
    Synonym: Geschlechtsverkehr
    • 1995, “Über Sex kann man nur auf Englisch singen”, in Digital ist Besser, performed by Tocotronic:
      Über Sex kann man nur auf Englisch singen / Allzu leicht kann's im Deutschen peinlich klingen
      One can only sing about sex in English / it's all too easy to sound embarrassing in German
  2. sexuality
    Synonym: Sexualität
  3. (colloquial) sex appeal
    Synonym: Sexappeal

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